Video Game Prestige Tier List

Fellow Monkeys,

I need to sip from the pools of your infinite wisdom. Help guide my precious spare time towards only the most white shoe, elite, hoity-toity interactive entertainment experiences.

Particularly curious to see what ends up back office tier.... Many bananas await!

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Fast and Fiduciary, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I believe games that have deep lore or story lines and great writing make for top tier games. Red Dead Redemption, God of War, The Last of Us. And then there's the really nostalgic games like Halo 3, Skyrim, Fallout 3, Black Ops and the original Modern Warfare series. Telltale's of the Walking Dead was an amazing storytelling game.

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sewter3, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Halo 3 may be the best game of all time actually. So many memories of lan parties with friends

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Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

you mean everything to me

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Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

N64 Mariokart

Yes you can throw bananas.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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IncomingIBDreject, what's your opinion? Comment below:

sewter3

Naw man Super Mario 64....though Mario Kart is a close second

These games are too modern for my tastes but still quality. 

How about Super Mario Bros 1 & 3 and Kirby's Adventure? 

Tbh I think with video games they peaked in the 90s and sort of suck today. People can downvote me all they want, but back then video games were designed to provide endless entertainment for the price of the console. Today most modern game are "pay to win" and have so many stupid add-ons and fees meant to squeeze every last drop of money out of the player.

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WolfofWSO, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I burned through controllers jamming on this game! The bar near my home now has an N64 and let's people play for free. I've had to school some of these youngins on it. It's also fun to blast the lightning on Mario Raceway just as they are about to go off the big jump.

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Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:
WolfofWSO

I burned through controllers jamming on this game! The bar near my home now has an N64 and let's people play for free. I've had to school some of these youngins on it. It's also fun to blast the lightning on Mario Raceway just as they are about to go off the big jump.

haha yeah good strategy 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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BigKahunaBanker🏄🍹🍔, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Anything else but Hades does not belong on this list. Skyrim with heavy (like, melt-your-GPU-heavy!) mods for true connoisseurs, as well. Plus Witcher 3, but only with difficulty mods and all DLCs.

...and the Truth shall set you free
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sewter3, what's your opinion? Comment below:

For me Morrowind and Doom Eternal are Bx, KKR, Viking, Pershing Square, and RenCap all bundled into one.

PJT RX tier would be Skyrim, Smash Bros Melee, and Yoshi's Island (Gameboy Advance).

Back office tier - Diablo Immortal, Animal Crossing

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theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Super Smash Brothers Melee

All the Fallout series

Diablo 2 & 3

Half-Life

Another mention for Black OPs

Doom 2016 & Eternal

Final Fantasy 7 & 9

Civilization 4-6

X-Com and X-Com2

etc

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Whatever1984, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Civ2 was better.

Smash was the best game for N64.

For story nothing beats FF7.

<ducks>

The only difference between Asset Management and Investment Research is assets. I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
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2rigged2fail, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Civ2 was better... you can play a replica in your browser - https://www.freecivweb.org which is actually better than the orig. or u can download it and download user created scenarios

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Whatever1984, what's your opinion? Comment below:
2rigged2fail

shoutout FF7. No love for FF8 ?

Nope

The only difference between Asset Management and Investment Research is assets. I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
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Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

WolfofWSO

Contra on NES has to be up there.

Yeah Contra is goated

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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AnonymousGoon, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you liked KOTOR you'd almost certainly like Mass Effect. I don't think I'd say it was a copy paste, but it was the same studio so it'll have a lot of the same bones as KOTOR and Dragon Age Origins

I'll say that the game feels less KOTOR-like once you get to ME2 since there are massive improvements to the graphics and combat mechanics

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Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

was more of a SSX 3 man myself, but still amazing

Quant (ˈkwänt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

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Frieds, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The Super Nintendo was truly the golden age of of jRPGs. 

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2rigged2fail, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I was thinking about this game a few days ago because the smart kids in school got to play the original if they done well on homework or whatever... needless to say I was the only one in the class that didnt get the chance to play it during the year. and that shit still hurts

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InvestmentSpanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

In terms of actual prestige (I don't enjoy these games the most), it's the games where you can win serious money for being a top player. Counter Strike, dota, league of legends, overwatch etc. Being good at those games is a genuine skill - you don't have to have a good "entertainment" personality like streamers who play COD.

In terms of what I enjoy the most - atmospheric single player shooters that are often referred to as "Immersive Sims": Prey, Bioshock, Deus Ex, Dishonored, Metro 2033,  Fallout, resident evil, etc 

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Heartcore, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Dota 2 and CS:GO > everything and anything else... and it's not even close.

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sewter3, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Oooh Runescape is a gem, really quite a unique game and great soundtrack. My first mmo - had no idea what I was doing but was completely enthralled.

Question is though...what tier is it?

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VanHalenAM, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Destiny 2

Minecraft

Go ahead and JUMP!

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Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

not console-based, but really liked the Total War series

Quant (ˈkwänt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

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Synergy_or_Syzygy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Stellaris...

Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
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Undercover meme, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Fallout New Vegas has shaped my brain more than any other single piece of media (virtual or written) and I dont regret it

"one for the money two for the better green 3 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine" - M.F. Doom

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theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:
JimmyRecard

Fallout: New Vegas, Halo 3, COD 4, Dark Souls, Elden Ring, Super Mario 64, Battlefield 3, Age of Empires 2, Ocarina of Time, Red Dead Redemption 2

Rogan? Wah-nah-nuh, wah-nah-nuh. - Now switch gears and play me Epona's song. - Now switch again and tell me what Yes Man has to say besides Howdy Pard'ner.

Hooray classic gaming!

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2rigged2fail, what's your opinion? Comment below:

guys u haven't lived if u haven't played football manager... but it must be a UK thing... I racked up 1000 hours while WFH in 2020. so many memes about it consuming your life, its like heroin 

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theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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Storm Rider, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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